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Apple patents DRM transfer between users too, follows Amazon's pre-owned digital content footsteps

Apple patents DRM transfer between users too, follows Amazon's pre-owned digital content footsteps

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Like Amazon before it, Apple has given a clear indication that it plans to introduce some form of pre-owned system for users to transfer digital content to each other, either through loan or resale. The US Patent and Trademark Office has published details... >>

Samsung perfume-emitting phone patented

Samsung perfume-emitting phone patented

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A mobile phone that gives off perfume-scented vapours? As far as features go it’s not on the top of our wish list. However, this hasn’t stopped Samsung applying for a patent for a phone that does just this. The patent, along with conceptual image,... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales banned in USA, customers will have to buy the Galaxy Tab 2 instead

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales banned in USA, customers will have to buy the Galaxy Tab 2 instead

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A court has banned the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in America, stating that the Android tablet infringes the Apple iPad design.  The preliminary injunction comes ahead of a court case at the end of July that will see Apple and Samsung battle... >>

Apple devices to get a 3D user interface

Apple devices to get a 3D user interface

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Apple iOS-powered devices could be getting a new 3D graphical user interface according to patents recently filed by the company. The new UI should be capable of rendering advanced 3D environments as well as, and get this, detecting hovering hand gestures.... >>

Apple touch keyboard loses the keys

Apple touch keyboard loses the keys

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If the current Apple Mac keyboard isn't magical enough for you (is the keyboard "magical" yet? We can't keep track of all the iThings Jobs has given the magic tag to) then you might be interested to hear that Apple has patented a revolutionary new touchscreen... >>

Apple awarded significant touchscreen patent

Apple awarded significant touchscreen patent

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Apple has been awarded a crucial patent regarding touchscreens, one it first applied for way back in 2007. Following Apple patent applications is both a laborious and tedious affair. Hardly a day goes past without the web buzzing about yet another Cupertino... >>

Apple and Nokia patent infringement case comes to an end

Apple and Nokia patent infringement case comes to an end

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Looks like Apple and Nokia have finally decided to play nice and bring their patent lawsuit to an end. The result? Well it looks like good news for the Finnish company, who has received a one-off settlement from Apple as well as continued royalties. The... >>

Apple patent shows 'magical' bezel of the future

Apple patent shows 'magical' bezel of the future

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Apple could be about to add visual indicators and touch-sensitive buttons to the bezel that surrounds the display of future devices like the iPad and the iPhone, going beyond the standard touch-sensitive buttons and notification lights found on many... >>

Does Apple have 3D iPhone in the works?

Does Apple have 3D iPhone in the works?

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Apple has been awarded a patent for a 3D stereoscopic display system fuelling rumour that it is considering adding 3D screen/projection technology to its products, including the iPhone, iPad or Mac computers. Alternatively, the company could be about... >>

Apple patents "logo antenna" technology

Apple patents "logo antenna" technology

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Apple has always been famous for placing its logo into the lids or backs of its various devices; most notable in its Mac book range of laptops, as the logo is illuminated when turned on. Now, it seems that this logo will not just have an aesthetic quality,... >>